March 21, 2013, - 11:47 pm

Jewish Daily Forward Names Schlussel 1 of 7 Jewish Women to Follow on Twitter

AbrahBy Debbie Schlussel

The Forward, also known as the Jewish Daily Forward, a prestigious Jewish publication that’s been around since the late 1800s has named me one of its “7 Jewish Women to Follow on Twitter.” (Follow me on Twitter.) The Forward is a liberal and very popular national Jewish publication that originally began in Yiddish and was founded by Jewish socialists in 1897. (Its longtime late editor, Abraham Cahan, is the author of one of my favorite novels on Jewish life and entrepreneurial spirit in late 1800s New York, “The Rise of David Levinsky.”)



It’s an honor to be noticed, but especially an honor because I’m among good company: the IDF’s recent former spokeswoman, a founder of Mediaite (who wrote for Huffington Post), a journalist for Salon, and so on. I think I’m the only conservative in the bunch (and I want to make clear that while I really appreciate the honor, I don’t agree with the politics of the Forward). Here is what the Forward has to say about me (thanks to the Forward’s Chavie Lieber):

Happy 7th birthday, Twitter! . . . In honor of Twitter’s 7th birthday (only 5 years till its Bat Mitzvah!), here is a list of seven Jewish women you should be following on Twitter. Of course, the list could go on and on, but these women will bring a full array of different topics into your Twitter feed and keep you informed on current events, Jewish themes and women’s issues. . . .

@debbieschlussel A conservative writer and film critic, Debbie tweets about politics and current events related to Jewish topics. She also happens to be savvy in taking down anti-Semitic Tweeters, so be sure to follow her for entertaining conversations about why hating Jews is not beneficial for anyone’s digital persona.

Thanks, Forward, for the nice write-up. And, again, follow me on Twitter.

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28 Responses

Awesome and well deserved recognition. Congratulation.

DS_ROCKS! on March 22, 2013 at 12:09 am

Congratulations, Debbie.

RT on March 22, 2013 at 12:42 am

Congratulation. You are truly the best of the best.

Daniel. on March 22, 2013 at 1:00 am

Congratulation. You are truly the best of the best. A warrior, a courageous fighter and among the brave protectors of our beautiful nation. Your late father would be very proud of you.

Chag Peshah Kasher V’sameach.

Daniel. on March 22, 2013 at 1:05 am

We love you Deb.

#1 Vato on March 22, 2013 at 1:06 am

Congratulations. I didn’t know the Forward had it in them.

Little Al on March 22, 2013 at 1:27 am


Worry01 on March 22, 2013 at 3:43 am

Congradulations !

General P. Malaise on March 22, 2013 at 5:06 am

Congrats, Deb !!
Of course, I’d follow you even if you weren’t Jewish !! Ha !! Ha !!

BTW, is that new movie “Olympus Has Fallen” any good ??
Seems like a rip-off of “Die Hard” to me…

Keep up the good work,

With great fondness….

Shootist on March 22, 2013 at 7:53 am

Congratulations, Debbie. I must admit I am suspicious, although I’m not familiar with the Forward.

If I may add an aside, Debbie Does It Again!!! This is in regard to your recent comments about the new Pope. I just brought up the internet to start my day, reviewing headlines, and what do I see? The new Pope has called for “dialogue with Islam.” I guess he’s trying to move “forward.” It’s not even Passover yet, but I can feel my matzo beginning to come up on me.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on March 22, 2013 at 9:17 am

Schlussel 2016 !!!!

You ARE the bomb Debbie!!!


Ajax on March 22, 2013 at 10:02 am

My Bubby used to subscribe to the Jewish Daily Forward in Yiddish. I remember seeing it in her house.

Karen on March 22, 2013 at 10:32 am

Well deserved Debbie! Congrats!

Lisa on March 22, 2013 at 10:40 am

Congratulations, Debbie.

JeffE on March 22, 2013 at 10:46 am

Congratulations Debbie. I will now sign up for Twitter! Shabbat Shalom Paula

PaulaMalka on March 22, 2013 at 11:05 am

Congratulations! Well-earned and nice to see you get such recognition.

CG on March 22, 2013 at 11:23 am

That’s very cool Debbie. Good for you!

MomInMinnesota on March 22, 2013 at 11:45 am

What can I say that hasn’t already been said?

Glad to see you got a well deserved “pat on the back”


ebayer on March 22, 2013 at 1:06 pm

You deserve the recognition for all of your hard work.

Panhandle on March 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm

The Forward is homosexual propaganda. They make me ashamed to be Jewish, and I just stopped following them on Facebook.

JB on March 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm

That’s nothing compared to Israel’s shameful capitulation to Islamist Turkey at Obama’s behest.

Did Israel really need to apologize for killing Islamic terrorists in self-defense and is now offering their families compensation? Disgusting!

The joke is finding a proud Jew is hard. Getting him to leave the mellah and stop groveling before the Muslims like a good dhimmi is a lot harder.

NormanF on March 22, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Congratulations, Debbie!

Rob on March 22, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Congratulations Debbie! This is a well deserved honor. One of the highlights of my day is coming home from work and checking out your insightful, informative humorous and phenomenal blog. You’re the best! Have a Shabbat Shalom and a Chag Pesach Sameach!

Rebecca on March 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm

W00t! Well done, Debbie, you deserve it!

Michelle on March 22, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Be careful my Dear,Pride goes before a fall..
Congratulations by the way.

Aron B on March 22, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Well, that’s pretty neat Debbie. Congratulations!

Paul on March 22, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Congratulations! I’m no big fan of the lefty Forward, but I hope the exposure results in getting your required-reading posts out to more and more people!

Not Ovenready on March 23, 2013 at 12:51 am


Frankz on March 24, 2013 at 5:09 pm

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